Detective Shishkina was about to hand in resignation before being killed

Detective Shishkina was about to hand in resignation before being killed
Yevgenia Shishkina

The Russian Railways case on siphoning off funds was to be the last one in her career.

Yevgenia Shishkina, the senior investigator for priority cases of MIA’s Transport Department for the Central Federal District, who was murdered on October 10 in Moscow, was about to retire, one of her friends told KP. Shishkina decided to start a new life at the age of 49: she started dieting and was finally going to improve relations with her son. Her dangerous work was the reason she had to keep the boy with her relatives in the Tver region. Lieutenant Colonel of Justice was about to file a letter of resignation as soon as the Russian Railways case was solved.

Yevgenia Shishkina’s body was found on the morning of October 10 in the suburbs. Prior to that, she had been getting anonymous threats for months, and her car had been set on fire at some point. Some media said that Shishkina had filed a report asking for state protection twice this year, but was refused, while others report that she was offered state protection after all, but she did not like the terms and refused.

That morning, Shishkina was walking from her building to the parking lot. Her husband lingered in the apartment to turn off the lights and lock the door. Seeing that the woman was alone, the killer shot her at close range: one bullet hit her chest, the other got in the neck. According to preliminary data, they used a traumatic pistol converted for live ammunition.

A sleeve, a bullet and a pistol bolt were found at the crime scene. Investigators assumed that the murderer was going to make a control shot, but the gun blew up and allegedly injured the gunman in the arm.

ICR Chairman Alexander Bastrykin took the criminal case under Art. 317 (Encroachment on the Life of an Officer of a Law-enforcement Agency) under personal control. Investigators link the Shishkina murder with her job since she led high-profile cases involving economic crimes and fraud. According to open sources, in 2013, the detective uncovered a group of fraudsters who had made hundreds of thousands of rubles on train ticket scams. Her last case, which has allegedly been filed with the court, concerned funds siphoned off from Russian Railways, the so-called Yakunin case.

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